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Beatrice is 34 years old and married with four children aged 3 to 14. The three eldest children are in school. She sells beans and sorghum in a shop she has run for three years.

Beatrice would like a loan to buy more beans and sorghum to sell. Any profits will be used to buy a hectare of land. She dreams of having a large inventory of foodstuffs in the future.

Additional Information

About Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda (UOB)

Urwego is a Rwandan bank specializing in microfinance. It offers credit products to individuals and groups interested in starting or expanding their businesses. It also offers training in business development, financial literacy and health management. Given that approximately 90% of the Rwandan population is directly or indirectly related to the agricultural sector, Kiva lenders’ funds will be used to support UOB’s agricultural loan products, which are vital to the clients living in remote areas.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $15,406,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 596.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Beatrice to buy more sorghum and beans to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Dec 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012